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Phool Waalon Ki Sair festival to be held from Nov 2 to 4

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Oct 25 (UNI) The annual Phool Waalon Ki Sair festival, held to promote communal harmony in the country, will be organised here from November 2 to 4.

During the festival, people from different communities and states present 'pankhas' decorated with flowers at the dargah of Sufi Saint Khawaja Qutubdin Bhaktiar Kaki (RA) and the Yogmaya Devi temple in Mehrauli.

On November 2, the festival will commence with Delhi Lt Governor Lt Gov B L Joshi offering a floral 'chaadar' at the Dargah and the temple, according to event organisers Anjuman Sair-e-Gul Aaroshan.

Besides several cultural programmes, this year's event will include presentations of 'pankhas' to Mr Joshi and Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

The festival was started during the Mughal era in India but was stopped in 1942. It was revived by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1961.


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